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Landing the shore end of the Atlantic telegraph cable, 1866

Landing the shore end of the Atlantic telegraph cable, 1866

C048/0218

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33.3 x 22.6 cm ⏐ 13.1 x 8.9 in (300dpi)

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METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Landing the shore end of the Atlantic telegraph cable, 1866 painting. This is the first picture in a series, showing the laying of one end of the cable off the island of Valentia on the coast of Ireland on 7 July 1866. A total of 4200 kilometres of cable were laid across the Atlantic, with a total of two cables operating by the end of 1866. This oil painting is from a series by British artist Robert Charles Dudley (1826-1909).

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